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Comment: Re:Here we go again (Score 1) 482

by MozeeToby (#48429869) Attached to: As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

Lots of men do, more of them probably should. Lots of women don't. Lot's more are done with that part of their lives. Also, in the US, the law requires only 6 weeks of leave, which doesn't have to be paid, and you aren't guaranteed the same position when you return. And men have the same rights to the same leave when their kids are born.

Comment: Re:No surprise (Score 1) 473

Direct final fantasy sequels have never sold well because they're not perceived to be part of the "real" series. They always felt like "direct to dvd" sequels, money grabs at best, shovelware at worst. Final Fantasy X-2 sold very poorly even with the fantastic reception FFX had, and X-2 wasn't a terrible game (thought it was a bit obnoxious at times).

Comment: Re:Benefits, but still misses the point... (Score 1) 693

by MozeeToby (#48369115) Attached to: US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

The stuff about bullies is a red herring; school shooters are not significantly more bullied than the average. If I had to guess, mass violence works in the brain much the same way that suicide does. There are pressures going every direction in our minds and mechanisms evolved to dampen them before they get too off kilter and cause us to do something horrible that we wouldn't normally do. Sometimes the mechanisms break or are missing or are overwhelmed. We should be putting more effort into identifying when this happens and getting the person help before they do something terrible.

Comment: Re:Hydrolysis (Score 1) 485

by MozeeToby (#48367573) Attached to: Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

What? No. That's just not how economics work. Solar panels aren't free, they don't last forever, they aren't zero cost to maintain. They have to be washed, repaired, and eventually replaced. Now you're talking about using it to extract hydrogen, so multiply those costs by 3. Then you have to take into account winters where solar generates a fraction the power, so multiply that cost by five. After all that it might still be economical (I doubt it, someday it will be but not yet), the point is you can't just ignore it.

Comment: Re:This is rich! (Score 5, Interesting) 264

by MozeeToby (#48326373) Attached to: We Are Running Out of Sand

This is largely a myth. The Inuit languages are composite, meaning you can build "new" words by combining parts that would be separate words in other languages. So they have base words for snow, slush, drifts, etc just like most languages do. But then they have modifiers for wet, dry, fine, blown, falling, etc that get tacked on to form a new word but the same modifier can be tacked on to other root words just as well. In other words, there's very little difference between the Inuit word for "fine, dry snow blowing in the wind" and the English phrase "fine, dry snow blowing in the wind".

Comment: Re:If they're going literal.... (Score 1) 251

by MozeeToby (#48325047) Attached to: Undersized Grouper Case Lands In Supreme Court

How about people that thing that the law is wrong because limiting caught fish to being above a certain size leads to smaller, more slowly developing fish populations; in effect doing the exact opposite of what the intended purpose of the law is. Ah, but of course, laws aren't thrown out merely for being ineffective.

Comment: Re:ugh (Score 1) 200

by MozeeToby (#48321303) Attached to: Net Neutrality Alone Won't Solve ISP Throttling Abuse, Here's Why

Those agreements are fraught with arguments, bullying, etc...

Only very, very recently. Even 5 years ago the vast majority of peering "agreements" amounted to an engineer from company A calling up an engineer from company B and saying "hey we need a bit more bandwidth, can you swing half the cost of the upgrade" and company B paying half the (really very, very low) costs involved in doing said upgrade. There were very few explicit contracts involved because everyone realized that it was in their best interests to not saturate the links. Now we have ISPs demanding millions to install a few thousand dollars worth of equipment because some executive decided there was money to be made on both ends of the pipe.

Comment: Re:Wrong in summary already.... sad (Score 1) 200

by MozeeToby (#48321249) Attached to: Net Neutrality Alone Won't Solve ISP Throttling Abuse, Here's Why

But 100mn jitter can cause usability problems.

Decent VOIP software will detect that the line has jitter, calculate the maximum amount, and buffer accordingly, effectively increasing the latency time to ping + jitter. 100ms of jitter + 100ms of ping should produce a more usable connection than 500 ms of ping; there's absolutely no reason that it can't.

Comment: Re:latency doesn't matter for video, bw, jitter do (Score 2) 200

by MozeeToby (#48321227) Attached to: Net Neutrality Alone Won't Solve ISP Throttling Abuse, Here's Why

Jitter doesn't really matter for video or voice either, other than increasing the buffer time. Think about it this way, Netflix doesn't care if you get 10s of video as a single burst, as long as it can occur at least once every ten seconds. The information can be buffered and played back smoothly. Now obviously you can take that to an extreme where VOIP or video conferencing is unusable but jitter that significant is hardly common.

Comment: Re:I thought the lower receiver is the weapon.. (Score 1) 353

by MozeeToby (#48311211) Attached to: Online Payment Firm Stripe Boots 3D Gun Designer Cody Wilson's Companies

Do they care enough? Well that depends. Does it take a court order (with a required quarterly refresh), 200 man hours to set up, and 20 per month to maintain? Or does it take 2 phone calls and an entry in a database? If the former, yeah printable firearms almost certainly isn't high enough on anyone's radar. If the later, I absolutely believe they would come down hard on "minor annoyance" situations such as this. I suspect the real answer is somewhere in the middle.

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